Back in 1903 when George Bernard Shaw penned his famous “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches”, he wasn’t talking about management consultants. But too often, as it turns out, he could have been.
Consultants have a reputation for showing up with standardised models heavy on theory and light on practical application. And though some theories work for some businesses, that doesn’t mean they’ll work for yours.
Why not? Because standardised approaches are the consulting equivalent of a watch strap – only thing is, in watch straps one size really does fit most.
That’s why we developed Practical Consultancy.
What is Practical Consultancy?
Put simply it’s an approach to training and development that ensures sustainable results. Results are sustainable because solutions grow out of your business, and aren’t imposed onto it.
And that means your people are involved, and invested in the outcome.
How Does it Work?
Practical Consultancy isn’t a model, it’s a philosophy. So bear in mind while its principles break into readily identifiable stages, the way those principles are implemented will never be the same twice.
- Develop a sound understanding of the real world issues your business faces and why it needs to change.
- Set objectives for a series of clear change initiatives outlining what needs to change.
- Build and empower self-managed teams to create practical plans for how those changes are implemented
Along the way you’ll come across new ways of working that’ll be particular to your business. It may be systems and processes are streamlined and bureaucracy cut. An involved workforce will tell you want they need to get the job done. It’s your role to help them create a workplace that ensures they get it.
More Than a Band-aid Solution
We created Practical Consultancy because we’re coaches and our natural inclination is to help businesses find solutions that’s right for them.
And because we’re coaches, we’re not looking for a short term fix.
In fact, through Practical Consultancy, we help you create practical solutions to produce meaningful and enduring results.
We don’t believe in band-aid solutions. If you don’t either then we’d love to talk with you.
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Check out The Six Attributes of a Leadership Mindset by Joe Britto
Facing a people challenge?
Our approach starts with an interactive experience. We work with your teams to develop the six attributes of a leadership mindset that enables them to work together, model leadership, and come up with solutions themselves.